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Utah Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary: 50 Years of Shakespeare Under the Stars The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2011. In addition to a season of eight exciting plays, the Festival is planning a host of festivities for its golden anniversary. "Fiftieth anniversaries aren't all that common in this rapidly changing world, and in the world of non-profit theatre, they are extremely rare," said Bruce Lee, Festival communications director. "That is why we are entering into our fiftieth year with great pride and anticipation."
"We are very excited about plans for our fiftieth anniversary," said R. Scott Phillips, Festival executive director. "We will, of course, continue to provide world-class productions on our stages, but we also plan on celebrating this landmark year throughout the region with many different events and parties."
Anniversary plans include a reunion of cast members from the first season in 1962, a community-wide party commemorating Shakespeare's birthChristian day, a traveling exhibit of photos Barillas as Romeo and Magan Wiles as Juliet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s depicting the history of the Festival, 2011 production of Romeo and Juliet. (photo by Karl special post-play entertainment Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2011) The anniversary celebration will throughout opening week, a vintage include numerous community and car show, and a beautiful coffee-table Festival events, eight compelling plays, a new calendar and price book of the Festival's first fifty years. For a complete list of the structure, and new artistic leadership. Festivals 50th Anniversary events visit bard.org. The 2011 season of plays will have something for everyone and will offer the perfect celebration for long-term patrons of the Festival as well as those who will be attending for the first time. In the authentic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, one of the closest replicas of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in the world, from June 23 through Sept. 3 will be William Shakespeare's magical comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the haunting "Richard III," and the timeless love story "Romeo and Juliet." The season will also include five exciting productions in the Festival's Randall L. Jones Theatre. From June 23 through September 3 patrons can enjoy the classic American family musical, Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man," and Tennessee Williams' classic American drama "The Glass Menagerie." The third play opening in the Randall will enjoy an extended run through October 29. "Noises Off!," by Michael Frayn is a hilarious send-up of all things theatrical. The final two plays of the season will run from September 23 to October 29: The beautiful Shakespearean romance "The Winter's Tale" and the thrilling murder mystery "Dial M for Murder" by Frederick Knott. All play tickets include free admission to The Greenshow, which is performed every evening during the summer months, as well all orientations and seminars on topics like acting, costume design, and prop design. Patrons can also purchase tickets to additional educational events such as the Backstage Tour, and Repertory Magic. Tickets for the Festival are available now at 435-586-7878, or 1800-PLAYTIX. Patrons can also purchase tickets as well as access a wealth of Shakespeare and Festival-related information by visiting www.bard.org.
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Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 70th Anniversary Edition Unlike a lot of the lighter weight, car-based sport-utility vehicles, the Jeep Liberty can actually be taken off-road with confidence; due in part to the independent front and solid rear axle suspension that provides a smoother ride. The Liberty is also designed with a generous amount of ground clearance; adding to its off-road abilities. Jeep has redesigned the Liberty, giving it a more rugged square look with flared wheel arches and a high roofline. This new design looks more like the Cherokee which the Liberty replaced in the Jeep line and is quite a departure from the more sporty look of the first generation of Liberties. The Liberty’s interior also received an updated look with a list of new luxury features; i.e. the largest sunroof I have seen in any vehicle (made of canvas and when open, it’s about like having the top off), remote starting, memory setting in the drivers seat and rain-sensing wipers. The new look Liberty has a 2 inch longer wheel-base than the older model. This helps account for the extra leg space in the rear seat. The base price is $24,865. If you have always wanted a Jeep and like the confidence they always provide off-road, this may be a perfect fit for you.
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When "Nursing Home" is a Four Letter Word Written by Barry H. Drage, LCSW, Social Services Director, Mountain View Hospital In an ideal world, we grow up in a family of origin, eventually move out or go off to school and get jobs. We marry and have children, and then the cycle repeats itself as kids grow into adulthood and parents become senior citizens. Sadly, this familiar pattern often includes an aging loved one who needs an increasing amount of help and families struggling to provide daily care. Inevitably, the subject of nursing homes comes up. As family members, we "invest" a lifetime of interaction with those we love. Strangers come and go, and oft times, even friends may come and go. But, families come and stay (and in some cases - stay and stay and stay)! (Any resemblance of the latter to any specific family members of mine is purely coincidental.) In today's society, where we now live longer than ever, we don't always live better. Mother Nature isn't always kind and the "mileage" of a lifetime of work, play, personal choices and habits, etc., takes its toll. Mental and/or physical processes begin to decline. Strokes, heart attacks and car accidents arrive unexpectedly. And, our "get up and go" - gets up and goes! These and a myriad of other things frequently make it difficult or impossible for older adults to continue living at home. When a loved one is not capable of living independently without assistance, there are a variety of options for families. In some cultures, people live in extended family groups including the elderly. Everyone just pitches in and the work gets done. But, American culture has become a "throw away" society. When the VCR broke down in the past, it was repaired, as were TV's, computers, etc. In today's age of mass production, we often just trash the malfunctioning item and buy a new one. Usually it's a "better" version that does more so that we can get away with doing less! Americans have also developed a quick fix mentalityâ€Śthere is no tolerance for delay, inconvenience or discomfort. As a result, there are pills, potions, lotions or surgeries that will make us look good and feel good right now. Significantly fewer American families live as extended family units today. It is not unusual for adults and their kids to live thousands of miles away from parents and siblings. And, it is much more common for both men and women to have full-time jobs, which means that children - and aging parents - must be cared for outside the home. Unfortunately, the evolution of American culture as described above can have a significant impact on a "malfunctioning" loved one such as a parent or grandparent. When faced with a situation where an aging family member can no longer live unattended, many families today must seek different solutions than generations past. There are people and places to care for the elderly in cities and towns across the country.
Families think they can choose a caregiver or facility, apply for governmental aid to pay the cost, and, "We'll all live happily ever after." However, rarely does this formula work as well as expected. When a family member first realizes that a loved one needs help and more supervision, a kaleidoscope of emotions begins. Initially, there is usually some denial ("maybe they'll get past this" or "hopefully, this is just temporary"). There is almost always some sadness when a loved one can't or won't finish out their days in the old "homestead." And, there is fear, indecisiveness and uncertainty. To make matters worse, there are often disagreements between family members as to what, where and how to help. Families with aging loved ones must be prepared to experience all of these emotions and probably more. Many people say that they never want to live anywhere but in their own home. Thus, the worst "four-letter word" for anyone to hear is "nursing home." Parents frequently ask their children to promise never to place them in a home and children promise Mom and/or Dad that they would never "do" such a thing. However, when the time comes that love is not enough and one or more strong backs and helpers are needed to take care of a loved one,
another emotion begins to flood in; guilt. Wrenching thoughts surface, such as, "My mother has done so much for me, how could I possibly even think of such a drastic thing as placing her somewhere else?" Couple these troubling issues with too common horror stories about some facility somewhere that abused or neglected their residents. There is also the money angle, how to pay for the significant cost of care outside of home. When a family member dies, many a relative pays a bit extra for a nicer casket and extra services in an effort to do the right thing for the loved one. In the case of long-term care, where the cost can go on indefinitely, the question is often, "Who is going to pay and how are we going to stretch limited assets?" Once the realization comes that the situation is not going to get better, the race for the solution begins. There are a variety of options; moving an aging loved one into a family member's home, hiring a caregiver to provide extra help, or placement in a nursing home. In recent years, the concept of assisted living facilities has caught on - places where meals are provided, chores are reduced to a minimum, and personal assistance can be provided. While these facilities are often lovely, and much less like nursing homes, they are still facilities and often do not feel like "home" to those who live there.
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As family members, relatively few people will get through this life without having to face these issues with one or more loved ones. The good news is most families usually have a little time to think about the situation and discuss solutions. When you find yourself in this situation, it is important to merge what the brain tells you with what your hearts feels and ultimately choose the best option, at least for now. It is encouraging to know that, as circumstances change, so can your choices and decisions. Rarely is a decision required that cannot be changed as needed. It might also be helpful to know that there are a number of resources available. Professionals can assist families as they deal with various emotions and provide expertise and knowledge about choices and options for both in-home and out-of-home care. Others can arrange financial assistance as necessary. The following represents a few of the resources available in the community of Payson and Utah County: · Mountainland Association of Governments (Phone 229-3802) (Meals on Wheels, programs and services for the aging, etc.) · Senior Companion Program (851-7767) (A volunteer service that will send visitors into a home to assist with minor tasks and provide companionship)
· Utah Eldercare Planning Council (800-989-8137) (Care management advice, home care options, estate planning, financial advice, resolving family conflicts, senior relocation services, placement assistance, assistance with application for VA and Medicaid benefits) · The local phone book includes listings for a number of "private pay" options that can provide in home assistance with everything from bill paying to housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, even yard care and maintenance. (See Home Health Care and Services) · Caregiver support groups [Geri Lehnardt with Mountainland (2293814) offers a number of resources for support groups] · Barry Drage, Mountain View Hospital (465-7208) can also provide additional information and options. While there are local professionals who can help with issues related to caring for aging loved ones, there is no quick fix for the breaking heart and array of emotions that most family members will probably experience. It is possible that the only way to take the profound emotions out this natural but often heart-wrenching process is to arrange care for a total stranger. Simply said, not to feel is not to care.
by Michelle Clements
The colorful display of autumn foliage is to many people a welcome sign of a new season of outdoor recreation and activities: football, ice hockey, snowmobiling and skiing. To
explore. Weaving through the intricate folds of red and white sandstone capped with lava, these trails will lead you to box canyons with sheer sandstone cliffs, sand dunes, lava caves and hidden springs.
Why Snowbirds Fly to St. George, Utah others, the signs of autumn are a signal that it is time to start packing and head to warmer climates to evade the winter chill that will be arriving shortly. Just like birds flying south for the winter, many folks head south to St. George, Utah to enjoy the mild climate, the stunning scenery, and the many activities available in the area. With mild winter temperatures in the 55-65 degree range, St. George is a popular destination for year round golf. Golf enthusiasts can be on one of twelve courses in a matter of minutes, and with the green fairways, blue sky, and red cliffs, this area’s courses are some of the most scenic found anywhere. The amazing scenery also is the setting for many outdoor activities. St. George City has a paved trail system network that allows walking and biking throughout the city. For the more adventurous, Snow Canyon State Park, Sand Hollow State Park and Zion National Park have many trails to choose from. Snow Canyon State Park has over 16 miles of trails to
Sand Hollow State Park, located between St. George and Hurricane, has been a popular playground for people riding ATV’s and dirt bikes. Now, with the addition of Sand Hollow Reservoir, it is also a great place to boat and fish. The sparkling water reflects the blue sky and red cliffs, making this area a visual treat, as well as a one of a kind recreation area. Zion National Park is famous for the striking sandstone monoliths that rise from the valley floor. Vibrant colors contrast against the blue sky, and trails lead from mysterious canyons to overlooks that offer breathtaking vistas. The Zion National Park Visitors Center and Natural History Museum offers educational and interpretive material for visitors. Other attractions in St. George include the many museums, galleries, cultural events and unique shopping venues. A wide assortment of restaurants and eclectic eateries offer diners many choices, from fast food to fine dining. If the autumn weather has you thinking about flying south, you can find more information on the area at www.utahstgeorge.com.
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Growing with BeeHive Homes The first BeeHive Home was built in 1987 in Meridian, Idaho by the Twayne Walker family. The home was built to solve a family problem with grandparents. The home allowed them to have their own private room and bathroom, have individual help from workers, have better home cooked meals, and better help with medications. "We wanted them spoiled and cared for". That first home filled quickly and three other homes were built to meet the unexpected demand. In 1991, the first home in Utah was built in Pleasant Grove, Utah by Paula and Dennis Toland, sister and brother-inlaw to Twayne Walker. The family business would have a few homes in Utah and Idaho. After the second home was built in Pleasant Grove, Randy and Alaine Cottle, close friends to the Tolands, wanted to build a home in Orem. The idea of letting other people outside the family had never been considered.
Good friends were allowed into the fold and the BeeHive concept started to grow. Twenty-four years later, there are over 130 homes in 15 states. Forty-three homes in Utah alone from Logan to St. George and Tooele to Vernal. Randy and Alaine Cottle have built six homes in the Orem and Provo areas themselves. The newest of the BeeHive family has just been finished in Lehi, Utah. The Lehi home is built for 16 residents, each room having its own private bathroom and shower. The home has good food and activities all in a family style setting. We want our residents to be spoiled and get the attention and care they deserve. This Lehi home has been specially designed to be secure for the Dementia/Memory Loss needs and our Level II residents.